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A Christmas Carol 28 Dec 2012 | 12:41 pm

During the Christmas season, I’ve been reading the Illustrated Classics version of A Christmas Carol with my young preschool-aged son. We’ve both been enjoying it (he likes that it’s a bit spooky beca...

Lincoln 19 Nov 2012 | 02:15 pm

I can’t believe Steven Spielberg would have the audacity to think he can rip off others’ cinematic ideas and think that people won’t notice. Mr. Spielberg, we’re on to you. We know you’re a copycat – ...

Morality and Hypocrisy 15 Nov 2012 | 11:00 pm

Note: This is a continuation of my series on morality. Here are the first seven parts in the series: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, and Morality and Free Will.   Hypocrisy is claiming...

Morality and Free Will 1 Nov 2012 | 10:00 pm

Note: This is a continuation of my series on morality. Here are the first six parts in the series: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6.   I have not been posting as frequently on the bl...

Latino or Hispanic – What’s the Difference? 22 Jun 2012 | 12:56 pm

A recent story on our local NPR station about Latino and Hispanics included a short interview with me. You can find it here (the story is from the Fronteras Desk, which is a cooperative effort between...

Cosmology, Religion, and Reason: Part 5 1 Jun 2012 | 02:00 pm

This is part five of a series. Part one is here. Part two is here. Part three is here. Part four is here. In the last post, I talked about the “Practical Approach” to religious claims. In this conclu...

Cosmology, Religion, and Reason: Part 4 23 May 2012 | 04:01 pm

This part two of a series. Part one is here. Part two is here. Part three is here. Last post, started talking about the first three of four possible reasonable approaches to religious claims: 1) the ...

Cosmology, Religion, and Reason: Part 3 22 May 2012 | 06:00 am

This part two of a series. Part one is here. Part two is here. Last post, I talked about the problems with adopting a literal approach to religions’ claims. As alternatives to the literal approach to...

Cosmology, Religion, and Reason: Part 2 19 May 2012 | 06:00 am

This part two of a series. Part one is here. Last post, I talked about the great benefits that have come from religion, but also about how many of the great religions’ cosmological claims have been p...

Cosmology, Religion, and Reason: Part 1 18 May 2012 | 06:00 am

Over the tens of thousands of years of human existence, human cultures have developed much knowledge about creating and maintaining good relationships and building communities. In the development of h...

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